Vietnam has recently become a favorite destination for travelers worldwide. People now start to talk about Vietnam by its beauty of nature, unique of culture, friendliness of locals and finger licking tasty food…, not just about Vietnam war anymore. Traveling to Vietnam is now as easy as 1,2,3. Just apply for visas, arrange a trip by yourself or have some experts to do it for you. Pack then go.


So far traveling to Vietnam still requires visas. To encourage tourism, Vietnam government recently extended the list of countries that have Vietnam visa exception when traveling to Vietnam. For those who have to obtain a visa to Vietnam please consult your travel planners or contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in your countries. It is also easy to obtain Visa On Arrival (VOA).


Here is the list of Vietnam visa exception and the conditions. This applies to regular passport holders.


  1. Citizens of Brunei and Myanmar: with maximum stay of 14 days.
  2. Citizens of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos: with maximum stay of 30 days.
  3. Citizens of The Philippines: with maximum stay of 21 days.
  4. Citizens of Japan, Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Poland: maximum stay of 15 days.
  5. Citizens of Great Britain, France, German, Portugal, Italy, and Belarus: with maximum stay of 15 days- This is the newly extended list.
  6. Special visa exception for Phu Quoc island: Foreigners and Vietnamese foreign passport holders who go into Vietnam via an international border gates( airports, waterways…) and go straight to Phu Quoc island can have Vietnam visa exception for maximum stay of 15 days. After those 30 days if they want to extend the stay or visit other parts of Vietnam, Vietnam visa can be obtained right there in Phu Quoc island.


Conditions applied:

  1. Passport validity of at least 3 months counting from the entry date.
  2. Having return transport tickets or transit tickets to another countries.
  3. Not in the list of “Banned from entry to Vietnam”.


Feel free to contact us for any questions.


Enjoying Halong bay



By Pham Tuyen